In their final year, all our Grade 5 Primary Years Programme students participate in the PYP Exhibition. It offers them a rewarding and challenging opportunity to showcase the attributes of the IB learner profile and celebrate their transition from Primary to Secondary school.
The PYP Exhibition involves students working collaboratively to conduct an in-depth inquiry into a real-life issue or problem that’s pertinent to them. This typically involves the use of a variety of source materials: first-hand experiences, interviews, research, surveys, field visits, etc.
At the end of the project, students host a daytime exhibition for the rest of the school and an evening exhibition for parents. This involves students using a range of media and forms of expression to communicate what they have discovered during the project. This normally includes the use of moving and still images, audio, animation, work, oral presentations and performances.
Throughout the project, students are guided by a staff mentor.
The research that builds up to the PYP Exhibition usually lasts 8 to 10 weeks. The Exhibition is then shared with the whole school community, including Grade 6 Westminster and our sister Grade 5 students, over two days. The culmination is an action plan to put into practice what students have learned.